The best way to write a sympathy card is to be genuine and simply say what you feel

Expressing Sympathy through Letter

Posted: February 15th, 2011 | Author: writer | Filed under: Articles and guides | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Expressing your sympathy through letter is not an easy task. The extreme grief of a person can often overwhelm you and may make words very difficult to make. When a friend, colleague or a relative suffers the loss of a loved one, there are several things that you have to bear in mind. First, a sympathy letter should contain an admiration of the deceased. It should mention the good things that you like about the person by writing some achievements, strengths and successes of the departed.

Make sure to create a positive memory by making an anecdote or short personal story about him or her. The letter should be a balance between its personal nature and the formal tone of a sympathy letter.  Most importantly, keep it short because a mourner is drained emotionally and it would not help to have him or her read a lengthy letter.

Do not forget to offer whatever help you can make but be specific about it. Include your contact info like your email address or cell phone number. You might also consider helping in some way without being asked, such as mowing the lawn or cleaning the house. The bereaved will surely appreciate this and will not be forgotten. The key to effectively writing a good sympathy letter is to imagine yourself in that situation. By putting yourself in the place of the mourner, you can make the right kind of sympathy letter that you want to receive.

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